The third annual NAIDOC Art Exhibition was unveiled at the Raglan Gallery on Sunday. Art for sale in the exhibition included works by Alice Williams, Jandemarra Wall, Pauline Syron Coxon and some young emerging artists. Several of these artists paint in the dot style and their work tells their traditional stories. Works by artists from the local community of Cooma represent their life growing up on country, and the traditional owners of this South Eastern region of NSW, descendants of the Walgalu and Ngarigo tribes, represent 40,000 years of living and caring for the land.
In conjunction with South East Arts, the exhibition is complemented by the Price's Cafe installation.
Price's Cafe is a museum-style exhibition that celebrates Moruya's social hub for Aboriginal people in the 1950s and 60s.
Inspired by stories told to an Aboriginal artist and with words by celebrated Australian author and historian Mark McKenna, the Price's Cafe exhibition is presented by South East Arts.
The exhibition closes on Saturday September 13.